Home is a deeply powerful theme in our lives. Whether warm fuzzy feelings, mixed memories, or even confusion, considering home in your writing will resonate with readers while helping you to explore your own experiences and/or that of your characters. Use any of the prompts below to jumpstart your writing today.
Write about a homecoming. Maybe it’s one of your own. Maybe you send your character back home for the first time in years. What happens next?
Walk through the rooms of a childhood home. Take a visitor on a tour. What details stand out? What memories are tied to the place? What questions arise?
Play the word association game. Start with “Home” then see where it leads. What themes emerge?
Write about your characters’ homes. What do they surround themselves with? What does their home/home life tell us about who they are?
What happens when home is taken away? What happens when your character finds a home? What does home mean to you? To your character?
What did you discover today? Share a snippet of your writing in the comments!